Director of Elementary Education Wins Emerging Woman in Education Award
Fox Chapel Area School District’s Executive Director of Elementary Education and Instruction, Ashley Constantine, Ed.D., has been named the first-ever recipient of the Jean E. Winsand Emerging Woman in Education Award. The award is given by the Tri-State Area School Study Council and honors an exemplary emerging educational leader.
Dr. Constantine was nominated for the award by Fairview Elementary School Principal Becky Stephan, Ed.D. She said that one of Dr. Constantine’s strengths is designing and implementing programs that have proven to be beneficial for both students and teachers. She also said that her passion for making decisions that are in the best interest of children, her drive for excellence, and her skill in evaluating program effectiveness have all led to positive outcomes.
“Her inclusive leadership style involves all adult stakeholders which creates a strong foundation for a successful program,” Dr. Stephan said. “As her colleague, I value Ashley’s child-centered and collaborative approach to decision-making, along with her thoughtful and thorough attention to detail.”
Dr. Constantine will be recognized at the 17th Annual Dr. Jean E. Winsand Institute for Women in School Leadership. It will be held at the Edgewood Country Club on March 28, 2019, and the award will be presented as part of a luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
The Tri-State Area School Study Council is a program founded in 1948 and it is part of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since its inception, Tri-State has provided a wealth of comprehensive technical assistance, strategic planning, and employment searches to school districts in the Western Pennsylvania region. The council helps school districts, intermediate units, vocational technical schools, and charter schools to keep pace with the rapidly evolving administrative, legal, and instructional issues of K-12 education and principal certification.